Definition of breve
1 : a note equivalent to two whole notes
2 : a curved mark ˘ used to indicate a short vowel or a short or unstressed syllable
Origin of breve
Middle English brefe, from Medieval Latin, from neuter of brevis brief — more at brief
First Known Use: 15th century
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Definition of breve for Students
: a mark ˘ placed over a vowel to show that the vowel is short
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